The International Federation for Information Processing, Working Group 8.5 was established by IFIP in 1987. WG 8.5 conducts research on Information Systems in Public Administration. It organises working conferences and publishes books on the topic and its specific issues through IFIP.

The aim of WG 8.5 is to improve the quality of information systems in public administration at international, national, regional and local levels. The Working Group’s special emphasis lays on a holistic consideration of e-Government and information systems in public administration. Furthermore, it investigates the relationship between central and local use of information systems and the provision of citizen services, together with the accomplishment of social goals.